Thursday, February 25, 2010

February Savvy Kit Layouts

I was able to purchase this wonderful kits from Scrapbook Savvy. It's a "He Kit! The store is offering 3 kinds of kit every month and I got this one.... just perfect for my little boy.

Here is the Kit....

I have been very productive the couple of days ago... here are my layouts using it....I just love the colors of this kit... perfect for boy layouts!!! Thanks for looking!!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Crop Layouts to Share...

A week ago, I have decided to join Scrapbookheaven's Sketch Crop. It was wonderful to see the girls again... Some of them were my former design team mates... It was a cool idea to join them and help me jumpstart my scrapping again. I was able to create a couple of layouts for the event and most of my entries were picked as Layout of the Day!! Thanks Ladies!!!

For the Pre-crop sketch... Here is the sketch... And here was my take....Close-ups...Title: Dad Is Sweaty...
Materials Used: Sassafras Lass Papers; Buzz and bloom Acrylics - Mushroom and Chipboard Alphas; Pebeo 3d Paint; MM Stickers
Then for the next sketch... it was a chalenge by Lee.And here is my take...Close up...Title: My Guy is Growing up Fast.
Materials Used: Bella Boulevard papers; Pebeo 3rd pen; AC thickers
It is wonderful to be able to scrap clean lines!!! I just love trying and exploring different stuff!
Will be sharing the rest of my entries in my next post! until then...
thanks for reading!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

2010 Buzz and Bloom - This Boy Turns 5

My son Harvey is growing up really fast. I wish I can make time stand still to be able to enjoy more of his baby years... He will be turning 5 this 27th February. And my only wish is for him to be happy - in school, in our new home, in everything that he does. And for this, I have made my very first project for Buzz and Bloom just for him. Just wanna show the world how big he has become. Here is are sneak peeks of my layout. I would like to invite you to the Buzz and Bloom blog to see my page there. I would also like to thank all all those who have left some love on my post over there. So nice reading them all!!
More inspirations from my fellow Dts can be viewed here.
Thanks so much!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Scrappy Blessings...

Its great to be able to scrap again... Actually, I really need to scrap to keep myself from feeling sad and depressed. The difficulties that accompanies adjusting to a new country is taking its toll on me these past few days again... how i really wish I can cope with everything thats going on in an instant. But, I'm ok... I'm just praying that things will get better for me.

Since I'm scrapping again... I have been receiving some scrapping blessings these past few days which motivates me more to do even better.

Here is one...I have been invited to create a mini book project for their product challenge. It will be featured in the upcoming issue of Scrapbooking Memories Vol.12 No.4. I was so excited and so honored creating this mini album for them. Thank you SBM!!! I hope you all would watch out for it.

2nd... I tried to apply for a design team spot at Nikki Sivils.I did not get a DT spot but i was still so happy having my name on the Honorable Mention's List!!! You can view the announcement here. I would like to congratulate my fellow Pinays who is also on the list... Janis Medina, Sarah De Guzman amd LG Belarmino.

I joined Kaisercrafts Sketch Challenge for January. And guess what?! I won!!! Yahoo!!! Read the announcement here.
Here is my entry...

Close-up...Title: Happiness Is...
Materials Used: Kaisercrafts products - Esther's Guestlist collection; Hambly tansparency, AC thickers
and yesterday, i received my prize!!! It contains the newest line of Kaisercrafts which is the Devonshire. Thank you Kaisercrafts!!!3rd... I have created this for Kayla's Color Challenge at Scrapbook Savvy. The challenge was to use Violet - Orange and Aqua on a page... Here was my take...Title: Jolly as ever
Materials Used: Buzz and Bloom Chipboards; Crate Paper embellies; Sassafras Diecut sticker; DCWV Cardstock; Heidi Swapp paint; Shimmerz and Tattered Angels Mists
I won a GC at the Savvy store!!! Read the announcement here. Thank you Sar and the Savvy team!!!

and last... I entered this layout for Scrap-the-Girls Monthly Challenge.... I have created a page featuring the daughter of a dear friend Merry Jane. (hope you like it!)closer look....Title: Lil Blue Lady

materials used: bazill Kraft paper; Hambly rubons and transparency; Buzz and bloom Chipboards; Crackle paint; Prima Flowers; Basic Grey papers; October afternoon paper; Ribbon

And I was so lucky to win a spot out of the 81 entries for that month's challenge!!! You can read the announcement here. I would like to thanks Scrap-the-Girls and Wicked Princess for my GC Prize!!!

There you have it!!! I guess i have been so lucky this month - scrappy wise!!! Thank you again and thanks for always visiting my blog!!!


Monday, February 8, 2010

Published!!! - Kaisercrafts Q3 Magazine.

I planned to create a post for this a week ago but i have decided to postpone it because I'm still looking for a copy of this magazine in the news agency so that I can truly see my work inside in real life.

Then, a few nights ago... I went to their blog... I saw a sneak of the magazine. Yahoo!!! Now, I'm blogging about it because I'm so sure that my work is in there.

I am so fortunate to have 2 of my layouts published in the KAISERCRAFTS Q3 Magazine!!! Thank you for accepting my submission and for the lovely write-up on one of my layouts in the magazine. Reading it (in the sneak) made me more inspired to create even more pages.

Here is the photo of the Magazine Sneak from the Kaiser Blog...
And my layouts are here...
And for a little close up...Title: 1,2,3 Smile
Materials used: Kaisercrafts Loire Valley Collection and ThickersTitle: Too Cute to Handle
Materials Used: Kaisercrafts Loire Valley Collection and thickers
Im so excited for this... this is such an experience. I love their products very much and it was never difficult to create pages using them. Believe me... they are gorgeous.
Now, off to make some orders of this Magazine... Souvenir!!!!
Will be posting some more scrappy news very soon!!! Hope you will be back to check it out.

Monday, February 1, 2010

What makes me smile....

Looking at this picture makes me really smile.... Its a low quality photo but i just love staring at this. I just love that smile on Harvey's face. This was taken while harvey and I were having dinner at home.

Last Friday, was Harvey's first day in school...I was feeling all sorts of emotions as my husband and I brought him to school. I was feeling excited, scared, happy and sad all at the same time. Excited because, I can see excitement in Harvey's face as he was changing to his school uniform in the morning. Scared, because I have fears that he might have difficulty in adjusting to a new environment - having new classmates etc... and of course the fear of most Moms - being bullied by other kids. I pray everyday that he will not experience that. Happy - because he is now a school boy again. He was already studying back in Manila before we flew here in Australia. I felt so guilty when he has to stop schooling because we have to move here last August. When we arrived here, I could not enroll him to school because he was still under age. So I still have to wait for a few months before I can enroll him. So for these, I tried teaching him and refreshing all the lessons that has been taught to him back home. And Sad because, I have no one to tag alongwhen I want to go to the mall, groceries and even the post office. It feels so weird walking and doing things alone. Miss him.

Neways,I just wish my son will have a great time in school - that we would easily adjust to a very new environment and that he would excel in everything he does.I just want him to be happy.

Then for some scrap sharing... I have made these as gifts to 2 of my closest friends here.

Close up... and here is the other set... I forgot to take a pic of this when it was already framed...You should try creating these!!! I'm in the process of making a set for our walls too!!! will be sharing it as soon as im done!!!

I have a couple of news to share in my next post... until then!!! and thanks for visiting!!!